I've been introduced to Sarno's theory three months ago. I still completely agree with the idea he presents and still view it as the primary player in my pain condition. I feel serious sympathy towards my fellow sufferers and their many failures of finding something that has any effect whatsoever on their pain. However, I'm convinced our pain is indeed a protective mechanism generated by our mind. I'm putting the time to log my thoughts and feelings even though I have many other things I'd rather do with my time but I think it will accelerate my progress and it's worth the effort. A.